Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed a cessation of hostilities by Christmas. This is the time for normal people to think about peace, the leader of Ukraine said.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine is offering a peace solution before Christmas.

“I propose that Russia take a concrete and significant step towards a diplomatic solution, which is mentioned by Moscow so regularly. Very soon we will have holidays, billions of people celebrate Christmas,” Zelenskiy said.

Russia has its own conditions

In the view of the Ukrainian leader, the Russians should take the first step by withdrawing the military from the front line.

“This is the time for normal people to think about peace, not aggression. I suggest that Russia at least try to demonstrate that it is capable of renouncing aggression. If Russia withdraws its troops from Ukraine, it will ensure a lasting cessation of hostilities,” Zelensky said.

The Russians have announced several times that any peace negotiations require Ukraine to give up the territories annexed by Russia in recent months.

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